Monday, 8 September 2014

Stenciled Star

Hello, and a very happy Monday to you.
Today I have a card to share that features some of the new Stamptember® products from Simon Says Stamp. Lots of people commented on my blog hop post that they also like to make flat Christmas cards to save on postage. So I created another flat card, inspired by Jocelyn Olson's lovely layering and stitching. She rocks!!
For my card, I used the new Mosaic Stars stencil, and sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through it. I stamped the word Merry from the Ornaments set, then die cut the word Christmas from silver glitter card using the Christmas Blessings die and stitched it to the stencilled paper. I hand cut the panel, and a few pieces of patterned paper from THIS pad, then stuck them all onto a card that I'd covered with more silver glitter paper. 
Merry Christmas by Lucy Abrams 
The glitter paper and stitching add texture meaning you don't really need bulky embellishments.
Merry Christmas (2) by Lucy Abrams
This kind of card is brilliant for using up old patterned papers sitting in your stash. I always find it hard to use up the more bold designs of patterned papers, but as there is only a small amount of the paper showing, you can be as bold as you want without it detracting from the CAS design.
OK - off to play with my girlies.
Bye for now.


conil said...

Oh. My. Love this. Clever girl.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah!! I spy hand-cut papers. :) It's kind of fun and addictive, isn't it? The mix of patterns is fab, and I love the stenciling!! You make me blush by your kind words, sweet friend. *hugs*

Deirdre said...